Energy Vampires

Are your devices sucking your wallet dry?

Your TV, HiFi sytem and mobile device chargers etc. are probably left plugged in almost permanently and you probably aren’t too concerned about it. But Vampire devices like these can be responsible for huge amounts of wasted energy, by constantly taking a trickle of energy while on standby.

This is called ‘Standby Power’ or ‘Phantom Load’, many TV’s etc. have to keep certain circuits constantly energised to enable them to respond to the remote control to switch on.

While they appear to be off they are actually still on, many households spend around £100 per year powering appliances that are in standby mode. As an example a PS3 uses around 75W of electricity while in standby mode, I’m sure many families have many similar devices that are constantly left plugged in.

We live in an energy conscious world today but like the convenience of our TV’s coming on in seconds, however do we really need all the additional devices left plugged in all the time?

Simply switching off some of these devices at the switch on the wall will stop these energy vampires sucking away at your wallet.